January 2011: Boys in the Andar district of Afghanistan gathered to collect candy from passing U.S. Army soldiers. Now, there are reports from that area of locals rising up against the Taliban. Shah Marai /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A suicide bomber struck a convoy of buses today in Kabul, killing at least 12 people — mostly foreigners. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There were also anti-American protests in Kabul on Sunday. Massoud Hossaini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women

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A U.S. Predator drone flies through the night sky over Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Such drones have been targeting groups such as the Haqqani network that are accused of attacking U.S. and Afghan forces. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Marine (right) and an Afghan National Army soldier on patrol this summer in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. Adek Berry /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on the NPR Newscast

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U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines (3/5), Regimental Combat Team 2, in Afghanistan. (January 2010 file photo.) Corporal David R. Hernandez/3rd Battalion 5th Marines-RCT 2 hide caption

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Amb. James Cunningham on who is attacking U.S. troops

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Aug. 13: At Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley are carried during a dignified transfer. He was killed in a "green on blue" attack. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks with David Greene on 'Morning Edition'

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